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  • A Pound of Cure: How Academic Detailing Could Limit Access to Pharmaceuticals

    Posted on March 27, 2012 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Byron Schlomach

    Pharmaceutical sales are coming under criticism based on what appear to be legitimate but rare abuses of pharmaceutical salespeople promising more from a drug than they should and doctors allowing themselves to be pressured into prescribing. Unfortunately, these isolated incidents are being held up as evidence of the need for vast new government intrusion and regulation of the pharmaceutical industry’s marketing practices. While certainly well intentioned, these efforts are likely to negatively affect doctors and patients.

  • Education Savings Accounts: Questions and Answers

    Posted on March 12, 2012 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Jonathan Butcher

    Education Savings Accounts were signed into law by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer in April 2011 and expanded in May 2012. The program opens a new frontier for education reform because parents have more options for their children with these savings accounts than under any other education reform initiative in American history. For the first time, parents can use formula funding from the state to customize their child’s education.

  • Tax Credit Scholarships: Questions and Answers

    Posted on March 06, 2012 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Jonathan Butcher

    Arizona operates three tax credit scholarship programs. Under these programs, individuals or businesses can donate money to school tuition organizations (STOs). These organizations award private school scholarships to students in grades K-12. Individuals and businesses can take a tax credit equal to their donation within certain limits when they file their taxes.

  • Unlocking Entrepreneurial Forces: States Can Spark Business Creation, Attract Venture Capital Investment, and Increase Job Growth by Eliminating Taxation of Capital Gains

    Posted on February 29, 2012 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Stephen Slivinski

    This year, Arizona policymakers have a chance to do something that no other state with an income tax has done: eliminate the tax on capital gains.

  • Digital Learning: Improve Educational Opportunities for American Indian Students

    Posted on February 21, 2012 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Dan Lips

    Approximately 59,000 American Indian students live in Arizona —approximately 5 percent of total student enrollment. According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, Arizona’s American Indian students score below the state average on the National Assessment of Educational Progress reading and mathematics exams.

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